Florida State Music Teachers Association Annual Conference

I am very excited to announce that I will be presenting my research on my forthcoming book about Howard Hanson's early life and career at the FSMTA Annual Conference in Orlando on October 28. As part of this presentation I will perform a recently discovered, unpublished work by Hanson, his extraordinary "Symphonic Rhapsody, Op. 14," composed in 1919 and played by Hanson a number of times. One reviewer, after hearing the work, wrote on October 28, 1919, that the work is a "delicate tone poem" which "should be added to the repertoire of every advanced pianist." The performance on October 28, 9:30am, will be the work's first since March 4, 1920, when Hanson himself last played it in California. A can't-miss opportunity to hear this work for the first time in nearly 100 years!

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